Bryan Birchmeier

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1210 Buhr Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3209
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Publishing Rights Specialist


I work in Michigan Publishing as the Publishing Rights Specialist for Publishing Services.  I am responsible for the rights research for our Backlist Digitization Project. I also manage the workflow for some Publishing Services clients including the American Council of Learned Societies' (ACLS) Humanities eBook Project which involves the conversion of physical titles into searchable, digital texts hosted through the U-M Libraries.  I am also involved in many smaller projects and support my unit's contributions to the department intranet.


Bachelor's Degree in History and English Language and Literature from Central Michigan University,

Master's of Science in Information Degree from the University of Michigan with a focus on Information Policy


  • Review rights for every Backlist title for Michigan Publishing
  • Supervise cataloging of University of Michigan Press permissions data
  • Supervise students working with quality control and metadata tagging of digitized volumes
  • Work with vendors, clients, and IT personnel to digitize, convert, publish and maintain client workflows
  • Work with Publishing Production and Publishing Services staff and faculty to update and maintain intranet documentation

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